KAMPALA AND ENTEBBE
Originally built on seven hills, the bustling capital of Uganda has spread to cover about two dozen. Kampala is Uganda’s economic, social and cultural hub. There are museums and sites of antiquity to explore as well as bright new shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants, bars and a thriving nightlife.
You can escape the pace by heading south to the former capital, Entebbe, close to the shores of the Lake Victoria, where the pace is gentler. Entebbe’s botanical gardens provide an excellent introduction to Uganda’s amazing bird life. Or take a ferry from Entebbe to explore the Ssese Islands.
Kampala is just forty-five minutes south of Kabubbu, making the village an ideal base for your visit. The Kabubbu Resort Centre can take you to Kampala for a day visit and arrange meals, accommodation (if you want to stay overnight) and guides to ensure you get the most from your visit. And you can combine it with our other tours to make your own unique adventure.
Sites to Visit:
* The Kasubi Tombs – burial site of the kings of Buganda kingdom. Extensively damaged by fire in March 2010 and currently being rebuilt.
* National Museum of Uganda – the oldest and arguably the best in East Africa with displays of pre-colonial history and traditional musical instruments among its attractions.
* Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine – site of massacre of 26 Protestant and Catholic Bugandan men and women in 1886.
* Namirembe Cathedral – perched on a hilltop with superb views across the city, the cathedral is one of the most impressive colonial buildings in Kampala.
* Bulange Building – traditional seat of the Bugandan parliament and as impressive as the cathedral.
* Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary – 25km from Entebbe. Visitors can enter part of sanctuary for ashort “walk” with infant chimps.